Welcome to the Youth IPS Centre of Excellence

Join the IPS revolution and change the lives of young people.

How we can help

Making a difference through evidence-based practice

We are Australia’s Youth Individual Placement and Support Centre of Excellence. 

We work side-by-side with world-leading researchers, service providers, vocational specialists and young people to provide support to IPS service providers and specialists using the latest evidence and innovation.

IPS Training

Click on the calendar below to see our upcoming training opportunities and events.


IPS Learn for headspace

Online micro-credentials are available on Orygen’s IPS Centre of Excellence learning platform, IPS Learn. IPS Learn is available to vocational specialists at headspace centres funded for IPS Programs by the Department of Social Services. Please click on the link to enrol in the program.


Professional Support Program for headspace staff

Professional Support is a dedicated program of professional guidance from an experienced facilitator to support IPS program staff. Professional Support is FREE for headspace DSS IPS program staff. Register your interest here.

Orygen staff offering placement advice to a young person

Latest updates

New opportunity to develop an IPS research career

Flinders University, Community Bridging Services Inc. and the SA Department for Health and Wellbeing are offering a PhD opportunity to evaluate the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program in the context of Australian public mental health services. For more information

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IPS supported education research findings

New research shows promising results for an IPS-based supported education project based at headspace Bondi Junction. This study reports on the first year of delivery to understand project uptake and COVID-19 disruptions. IPS education specialists support young people aged 15-25

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